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People on the move: July 2017

25-Jul-2017 - It's been another busy month in hospitality, we round up some of the chefs departing restaurants and taking on new roles.

Scott Hallsworth sells Kurobuta and launches new pop-up

24-Jul-2017 - Scott Hallsworth has launched a new London pop-up following the sale of his Kurobuta restaurant group.

Mark Greenaway defends use of unpaid trial shifts

21-Jul-2017 - Chef Mark Greenaway has defended his practice of using unpaid trial shifts as part of the interview process at his restaurant.

Two Dishoom co-founders leave the business

21-Jul-2017 - Dishoom, the Bombay cafe concept, has announced that two of its founders Amar and Adarsh Radia are to leave the business.

Paul Evans joins Mallory Court as head chef

20-Jul-2017 - Paul Evans has joined the three-AA-rosette Mallory Court Country House Hotel and Spa in Warwickshire as head chef.

Tim Allen to leave The Wild Rabbit

19-Jul-2017 - Tim Allen is to step down as executive chef at the Michelin-starred Wild Rabbit pub later this year.

"We did a recce in New York" - Neil Rankin on the future of Temper

19-Jul-2017 - Chef Neil Rankin opens his second Temper restaurant in The City’s Angel Court development on 24 July. 

Fei Wang joins Hutong in The Shard as its new head chef

18-Jul-2017 - Fei Wang has joined Hutong, the northern Chinese restaurant on Level 33 of The Shard, as its new head chef.

Conor Toomey joins The Isle of Eriska as head chef

18-Jul-2017 - South African chef Conor Toomey has been appointed head chef at The Isle of Eriska, a five star hotel located on a private island off Scotland’s west coast.


Ikoyi founders: "We want to change perceptions of west African cuisine"

14-Jul-2017 - School friends Ire Hassan-Odukale and Jeremy Chan open a permanent home for their Jollof cuisine restaurant concept Ikoyi in London’s St James’ Market later this month.

MasterChef finalist selling Milton Keynes restaurants for a 'fresh start'

14-Jul-2017 - MasterChef: The Professionals finalist Dan Cameron is selling his Milton Keynes restaurants after six years to focus on a new project.

Pip Lacey leaving Murano to open her own restaurant

14-Jul-2017 - Pip Lacey is to step down from her role as head chef at Murano this summer to focus on developing her own restaurant.

Ross Stovold joins The Torridon as head chef

13-Jul-2017 - Ross Stovold has returned to Scotland after taking on the head chef job at the three-AA-Rosette Torridon hotel restaurant in the Highlands.

Franco Manca facing staff shortages after Brexit

13-Jul-2017 - Pizza chain Franco Manca has joined an Italian food association in warning of an exodus of skilled staff following the Brexit vote.

Andrew Birch joins Lainston House as executive chef

10-Jul-2017 - Former Great British Menu chef Andrew Birch is to join Lainston House hotel as executive chef this August.

Marcus Wareing-trained chefs to launch Cumbria gastropub

10-Jul-2017 - A husband and wife chef team who worked together at Marcus at The Berkeley are to launch a new restaurant with rooms in Cumbria later this year.


Why is beer still the pour relation to wine?

10-Jul-2017 - It is the 10th International Beer Day on 4 August, an event that many restaurants may celebrate. But how genuine is the sector’s enthusiasm for craft beer?

Meet the chef who genuinely wants customer feedback

07-Jul-2017 - Many people will be familiar with the following situation: after a long lunch or dinner in a restaurant, where you have been served a procession of small dishes, the chef...

Danny Gill: "Schools aren't doing enough to get kids excited about restaurants"

05-Jul-2017 - Chef Danny Gill is running a pop-up restaurant in a school this week (7 July) to try and get teenagers interested in working in the restaurant industry. Gill, who was...

Adam Simmonds eyes Marylebone for debut London 'chef's table' restaurant

05-Jul-2017 - Chef Adam Simmonds intends to open his debut London restaurant in Marylebone once his year-long pop-up restaurant The Test Kitchen in Soho has come to an end.

STK London set for a shake-up with new chef

04-Jul-2017 - Vincent Menager has been named as the new executive chef at London’s ME Hotel, overseeing the STK London steakhouse.

Fast-growing hospitality must reduce 'dependence' on EU workers

03-Jul-2017 - The hospitality industry’s contribution to the UK economy has grown faster than any other sector since the 2008 downturn, but the status of EU staff means its future remains uncertain.

Del 74 doubles up with a second London site

03-Jul-2017 - Hackney taco restaurant Del 74 has launched its second permanent London site in four months.

The Real Eating Company opens 8th site after £190k expansion loan

30-Jun-2017 - The Real Eating Company restaurant and café is to open its eighth site, in Portsmouth, after securing a £190,000 expansion loan.

Great British Menu chooses four winning chefs

30-Jun-2017 - Selin Kiazim, owner of London’s Oklava, has been chosen as the final chef to cook at this year’s Great British Menu banquet.